Ordinance of Estimates


Per Article VI Board of Estimates, § 2, the Board of Estimates shall formulate and execute the fiscal policy of the City to the extent, and in the manner provided for, in the Charter.

Below is the public timeline for the FY23 Budget.

Budget Calendar Fiscal 2023 Planning 




Preliminary Budget to BOE 

April 11, 2022 

Transmittal of Department of Finance Recommendations to Board of Estimates 

Special Meeting of the BOE 

April 27, 2022 

Presentation on the Fiscal 2023 budget with agency heads at 11am via Webex 

Taxpayer’s Night 

April 27, 2022 

Taxpayer’s Night, including a presentation on the Fiscal 2023 budget and public testimony, at 6pm in person and via Webex 

Ordinance at BOE 

May 11, 2022 

Board of Estimates adopts proposed Ordinance of Estimates. This includes transmittal of the Executive Summary Budget Book 

Publish Ordinance 

May 16, 2022 

Publication of a copy of proposed Ordinance of Estimates in two daily Baltimore City newspapers 

Ordinance at City Council 

May 16, 2022 

Introduction of proposed Ordinance of Estimates to City Council 

Agency Detail Book 

May 16, 2022 

Transmittal of the Agency Detail Budget Book to City Council 

Ordinance Passage 

no later than June 24, 2022 

Passage of Ordinance of Estimates for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2023